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    FL makes the list....top 5 states

    Steve

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    No shortage of assholes in Florida or Texas or California or Indiana, etc etc etc
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    It is an easy problem to fix. Start hanging horse thieves again.
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    Well, Florida, Texas and California have motorcycles EVERYWHERE. So it's easy to see why they have high theft rates in those states. I can't quite figure out what Indiana is doing in there, though. Lol.

    Great link, btw.

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    Interesting facts there... great post Mr. WFL.

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    motorcycle theft
    facts, stats, and prevention

    Consider this your official motorcycle theft awareness center. We'll bring you up to speed on crucial info — from the most-targeted models to savvy tips aimed at keeping unwanted mitts off your handlebars.

    The unique issue of motorcycle theft
    What exactly makes motorcycles so stealable? For one thing, compared to cars, motorcycles are lacking in anti-theft technology and thieves have a much easier time cracking their locks. Many models also feature remote-starting devices (now banned in some states, including California) that let bike-jackers turn on the ignition without even bothering with a lock.

    Thieves also tend to be attracted to motorcycles because many are powerful, high-performance vehicles that offer both a thrill factor and profit from the sale of whole bikes or stripped parts. Many motorcyclists also add aftermarket enhancements to their rides, making them that much more valuable to thieves.

    All of this adds up to one serious theft issue. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), nearly 47,000 motorcycles were stolen in 2011. And even though that's a 6 percent decline from the previous year, it's still more than enough to make you think twice before you leave your bike unattended.

    Motorcycle theft statistics
    The more you know about the tendencies of bike thieves, the better you can stay one step ahead. Here are some key motorcycle theft facts, courtesy of the NICB.

    5 most-stolen motorcycles
    Honda
    Yamaha
    Suzuki
    Kawasaki
    Harley-Davidson
    Not surprisingly, the strongest bait for bike theft are powerful models with street-racing capabilities and profitable parts. Be particularly cautious if you ride a Honda — nearly 1 out of every 4 motorcycles stolen is a Honda.

    3 months with highest theft risk
    July
    August
    June
    3 months with lowest theft risk
    December
    February
    January
    Just like you, bike thieves are most comfortable when it's warm out. Make extra sure to take security precautions once summer hits.

    5 states with the most motorcycle thefts
    California
    Texas
    Florida
    North Carolina
    Indiana
    While part of this is only logical — of course California and Texas have lots of thefts; they have more registered motorcycles than most other states — again some of it can be chalked up to weather. There's more time for thieves to work in comfort in warm states.

    Preventing motorcycle theft
    The stolen-motorcycle recovery rate is quite low: only 25–30 percent, compared with 60–65 percent for cars. So nipping theft in the bud is all the more crucial.

    Here are some methods to try:

    Lock your ignition (the majority of thefts happen when the ignition is turned off but not locked)
    Lock your motorcycle to a stationary, immovable object
    Lock the forks and disc brakes
    Install a motorcycle alarm
    If group riding, park bikes together
    If garage parking, hide your bike behind a car or large object
    Check on your motorcycle periodically
    Make sure locks are wrapped as tight as possible; slack provides room for thieves to chisel away
    Install a hidden "kill" switch
    If selling your motorcycle, don't let unknown buyers go for solo test rides (they may not come back)
    Theft protection through comprehensive coverage
    Many motorcycle models are now worth well over $20,000. In other words, you don't want to worry about replacing it all on your own. And with comprehensive coverage, you don't have to.

    Comprehensive can help pay to replace your motorcycle if it's stolen and help keep theft from wreaking havoc on your wallet. Grab a free motorcycle insurance quote today to start planning your coverage.
    Follow the liter

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    You would be surprised how many bikes are in indiana.
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    Thieves love a Honda. Had my first bike stolen. Yellow Superhawk 996. Love and miss that bike.
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    Even though my bikes live in a garage, the extra couple of bux to upgrade insurance to full coverage is more than worth it in regards to my "sleep good at night" factor

    for cheap insurance call euro cycles and ask for Leanne Herndon (813) 926-9937
    Steve

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